- The Great Obsessive
Christian Bale tussles with Russell Crowe and loses himself in Bob Dylan.
- Tattooed Love Thug
The latest installment in Viggo Mortensen and David Cronenberg’s violent streak.
- The Coen Brothers’ Gallows Humor
Javier Bardem plays a sociopath and Josh Brolin’s a Texan grave robber. Fun!
- Emotionally Rescued
Alicia Keys pours her personal ordeals into a strong, satisfying new batch of pop songs.
- Revenge of the Weirdos?
The decidedly nonconformist Animal Collective takes New York.
- Fool for the City
Folk-country icon Steve Earle finds a new home in the West Village.
- God and Monster
Mel Brooks just wants a little love. Is he so wrong?
- Learning Experience
Theater neophyte Claire Danes and her tutor Jefferson Mays.
- Going Bad
Hank Azaria on signing up for Aaron Sorkin’s next TV project.
- Big Swinging Chick
With Cashmere Mafia, Lucy Liu aims to prove she can play a brassy blonde with the best of them.
- Let the Witness Speak
Ken Burns returns with The War, fifteen hours on WWII.
- Josh Schwartz, Take Two
His hit, The O.C., burned him out. His solution? Two new shows.
- Junot Díaz Is Back
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao was worth the long, long wait.
- Not Leaving Quietly
Philip Roth’s final Zuckerman novel is as sexually obsessed as ever.
- Forget Obama and Hillary
Fall is the season for the big-name political tract.